Despite significant investments in tools and training, threat management continues to escalate, with a staggering increase in vulnerabilities discovered annually. In 2023 alone, 26,447 vulnerabilities were disclosed, surpassing the previous year by over 1500 CVEs, a trend expected to persist. 

The rise of high-severity vulnerabilities underscores the urgency of addressing this issue. However, merely shifting left – integrating security practices earlier in the development process – is no longer sufficient.

Download this eBook to learn key strategies for a holistic approach to cybersecurity.

Key takeaways include:

  • Shifting Left Isn’t Enough: Despite the emphasis on integrating security practices early in development, it’s no longer sufficient to address the escalating threat landscape.
  • Real-world Impact of Vulnerabilities: Overlooking software vulnerabilities can lead to substantial harm, as demonstrated by the case study of First American Title Insurance, resulting in significant fines and reputational damage.
  • Challenges in Shifting Left: Despite the recognition of its importance, hurdles such as prioritizing speed over security, accumulated vulnerability backlogs, and communication gaps hinder the successful implementation of shifting left.
  • A Holistic Approach is Essential: Organizations must navigate beyond shifting left by fostering a culture of collaboration, investing in continuous learning, and establishing clear objectives for cybersecurity enhancement.



May 3, 2024